Damn Lucky: John 'Lucky' Luckadoo and Kevin Maurer
04.20.2022 - By Danger Close with Jack Carr
On today’s show, Jack is joined by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kevin Maurer and by John “Lucky” Luckadoo, the subject of Kevin’s new book, Damn Lucky: One Man’s Courage During the Bloodiest Military Campaign in Aviation History .
It’s an incredible true story of a World War II hero.
Lucky joined the military in the weeks following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and after flight training was assigned as a Second Lieutenant to the 100th Bomb Group stationed in England.
During a time when most bombing crews wouldn’t survive more than a dozen missions, Lucky completed 25 in the B-17 Flying Fortress over France and Germany on bombing runs aimed at destroying the Nazi war machine.
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Damn Lucky: One Man’s Courage During the Bloodiest Military Campaign in Aviation History by Kevin Maurer and by John “Lucky” Luckadoo
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